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Tapas for One: Three Low Carb Recipes

I’m a little under the weather, and this is particularly unpleasant weather to be residing under. There’s nothing in particular wrong, I just started to feel really shitty yesterday and woke up with an impending sense of doom that I haven’t been able to shake all day. Perhaps it’s the rain, perhaps it’s the apocalyptic political atmosphere, perhaps it’s without reason at all. This evening – like on all the miserable evenings that have come before it – I worked out my worries in the kitchen. In the process, I discovered how easy it is to make a few tapas dishes just for yourself. I thought I’d share that with you, since it seems quite a nice thing to do for yourself when it rains, or when the political atmosphere is apocalyptic, or for no reason at all. Padron Peppers Public service announcement: you can now buy padron peppers in ALDI. For less than a quid, naturally. I used half the packet (about 75g) for my one person serving. I’m fairly sure that I overdid these, …

Happy Sunday

I am so poorly. I haven’t been this ill in months and months and months. I didn’t leave the house this whole weekend apart from to go food shopping yesterday morning. I haven’t even been to the cinema, I’m that lurgy-ish. Thankfully, I have a Thomas, who has stayed in with me all weekend feeding me Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and watching Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and playing me at Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit even though he knows I’ll win by miles. As I write this, he’s gone all the way over to the other side of town to buy me some peach juice because it’s my favourite. I’m feeling very fortunate despite my bad luck in contracting whatever this virus is. Just because I’ve been sofa-ridden this weekend does not mean I don’t have things to show you from this week. We’ve plenty to talk about, as always. Starting with a treat we discovered at The Real Patisserie on Wednesday. We stopped by their Kemptown shop to pick up something for breakfast and found fougasse. A …

SS16 Drinks

SS16 Drinks

You’re getting hit right now with a lot of spring/summer 2016 fashion collections. I know that’s true because I am too. Email after email, banner ad after billboard after sponsored tweet. It’s unstoppable, and I kind of don’t mind it, I am after all a girl with a love of buying new clothes that I don’t really need. However, my love for clothes is by far overshadowed by my love for alcohol. So I think we should talk about what I want to be drinking now that the sun is out, and maybe we’ll chat skirts later on. Probably not though. The team at ALDI (AKA my new best friends) sent me over a few bottles of spirits to muck about with for their #ALDIFavouriteThings campaign, and this is what happened.. Black Cherry Gin Jelly Shots I’ve been wanting to make “jello shots” since I was about 11 years old and saw them on whatever terrible American TV show I was watching at the time. 10 years later, here I am, making them for the …